Grave memorial Chart 

Lisa, one of the members in the FaceBook group; “Otsego County, New York, History and Genealogy”,  asked for help with her tree. I created a tree on Ancestry dot com to help find records through hints. I was able to find obits on the Hanlon family FindAGrave memorial pages and in order to keep track… Continue reading Grave memorial Chart 

Census page – left side column numbers

I replied to a FB query with a detailed explanation and thought it would be a good “How To” blog post for my readers. Here is a mini lesson on what to look for on census pages. I had posted on the FB group page “Unravelling Your Roots” a screen print of this 1930 census… Continue reading Census page – left side column numbers

Who is Ruth Best

I have written several blog post on the topic of “relatives living with family members who have different last names.” I have also written about the importance of gathering the records of all the branches, so that you will not miss important clues about the family history and so you will be able to identify… Continue reading Who is Ruth Best

Direct Ancestor – tags on trees

I posted the following on FaceBook and got many comments on the topic; both pro and con, so I thought I would share it with a different audience. For my genealogy friends – Tags on trees – I came across an interesting tag on a family tree and I thought others might like to see… Continue reading Direct Ancestor – tags on trees

How To work around a problem – Duplicate People on Tree

Problem: I get two images of the same person on my tree. Query: How do I fix this? This problem and query was posted on a FaceBook group page and Eva had some screen prints to show what was happening. Richard Austin was coming up in two places on her tree. Anne, one of the… Continue reading How To work around a problem – Duplicate People on Tree

How To type in a search command

A FaceBook user asked me if one can do a search on the Google News Archive Collection. I put together two screen prints for demo. and wrote the following “How To”. Once you are on a newspaper page, you can do a search in the box shown on the photo screen of page. I typed… Continue reading How To type in a search command

Old Newspaper links

I saw this link on a Michigan FaceBook genealogy group page and thought others would like to see it. https://www.cmich.edu/library/clarke/Pages/Michigan-Digital-Newspaper-Portal.aspx I will have to so some work on this and include only the free web sites. Maybe this will be my next project. Thank You.  

Group Pages on FaceBook

Here is what the FaceBook Genealogy group pages can do for YOU. Besides posts of old photos and posts of people asking for help with a brick wall, a FaceBook group page can provide the many additional sets of eyes, to help answer your questions. In the example below you will see 16+ people replied… Continue reading Group Pages on FaceBook